Regional and State Awards

Many professionals in the health and human service field do not receive the credit they deserve for their challenging and critically important work. At MSSA, we believe in recognizing the achievements and contributions of those in the health and human service field at both regional and statewide levels through our awards program. Most of us know someone who goes above and beyond what is asked of them out of a deep and selfless concern for others. They are the unsung heroes of the health and human service profession. Each year awardees are recognized at regional fall conferences throughout the state and at the Annual Training Conference and Expo in Minneapolis in the spring. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding work and service, nominate them for one of these awards.  

Regional award winners will be automatically nominated for the state award at the spring Annual Training Conference and Expo.

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In 2024, MSSA will award $49,500 across 20 scholarships for students seeking degrees in health and human service-related programs.

The application period for the 2024-2025 academic year opens November 1, 2023 and closes January 15, 2024.

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